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πόλεως i.e. without formal public sanction (πόλις =populus).

ξυναγείρειν sc. στρατιὰν εἴ τινα ἐβούλετο.

αὐτοῦ An emphatic ἐκείνου might have been looked for: ‘they obeyed him more than . . .’ From position and antithesis, however, αὐτοῦ gets an implication of the sense αὐτοῦ μόνου.

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